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Mount Vic Flicks is an iconic and popular feature of the upper Mountains. We have a well stocked candy bar known not only for the choc tops, but also for the hot soups, home-baked treats and the cheapest tea and coffee around. Always showing an eclectic mix of quality films from Australia and abroad, from arthouse to kids; from new releases to classics. At present Mount Vic Flicks is CASH ONLY.
ADULTS: $11 - SENIORS: $10 - CHILDREN (12 & under): $9
Screening Thursday 27th November to Sunday 30th November
11-year-old Annie Parker is living the perfect young life, loved by her mother, father and older sister. But something horrible is stalking this family. By 19, Annie Parker had lost both her mother and her father. And when not only does her sister die of breast cancer, but she is diagnosed with it too, her world begins to spin out of control. Meanwhile, far away, a brilliant research scientist named Mary-Claire King, against the advice of virtually everyone who knew her, is embarking on a journey that would end in what would be considered one of the most important discoveries of the twentieth century. Battling all established medical views about the origins of cancer, she believes that some cancers have a genetic link. Against all odds, she and her band of researchers make a remarkable discovery; one that is hailed as of unimaginable importance. Watch the trailer here
Helen Hunt, Samantha Morton, Aaron Paul. Director: Steven Bernstein.
National Theatre Live: Childlike in his innocence but grotesque in form, Frankenstein's bewildered Creature is cast out into a hostile universe by his horror-struck maker. Meeting with cruelty wherever he goes, the friendless Creature, increasingly desperate and vengeful, determines to track down his creator and strike a terrifying deal. Urgent concerns of scientific responsibility, parental neglect, cognitive development and the nature of good and evil are embedded within this thrilling and deeply disturbing classic gothic tale. Directed by Academy Award®-winner Danny Boyle, Frankenstein features Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller alternating roles as Victor Frankenstein and his creation. The production was a sell-out hit at the National Theatre in 2011. Watch the trailer here
Benedict Cumberbatch, Jonny Lee Miller. Director: Danny Boyle.
Webb is a seasoned and respected reporter whose career takes a startling turn when an upscale cocaine trafficker's girlfriend reveals a link between U.S. intelligence and Central American cocaine smuggling. The journalist soon realises that he has stumbled onto a story which leads to the shady origins of cheap, seemingly limitless cocaine on the nation's streets, with Nicaraguan rebels working directly with the CIA to smuggle cocaine into the U.S. and use the profits to arm Contra militias back home. With the backing of his paper's editor, Webb's reportage runs in print and online, but Webb himself becomes a target, as jealous reporters who missed the story move to discredit his work and reputation in an increasingly vicious smear campaign. His wife Sue tries to stand by him even as, despite warnings from drug kingpins and menacing surveillance intended to deter his investigation, Webb keeps digging to prove a conspiracy with explosive implications. Watch the trailer here
Jeremy Renner, Rosemarie DeWitt, Michael Sheen. Director: Michael Cuesta.
Dedicated schoolteacher Antonio is an obsessive Beatles fan - a passion that carries through to his classroom where he uses the lyrics from "Help!" to teach his pupils English. When he learns that John Lennon is filming Richard Lester's absurdist comedy "How I Won the War" on the other side of the country, Antonio drops everything and sets out in in his tiny Fiat to find the production's location, hoping Lennon can help him understand the lyrics to the newly released Revolver LP. En route, Antonio adopts two hitchhiking runaways: Juanjo, a 16-year-old boy fleeing his disciplinarian father, and Belén, 20 years old, single and pregnant, heading home to face her mother. Together the trio travels across the sun-drenched Spanish landscape and learn more about each other - and themselves - than any had expected. Watch the trailer here
Javier Cámara, Natalia de Molina, Francesc Colomer. Director: David Trueba.
Bookings are strongly recommended. Luke Carlon grew up taking tourists on horse trips along the Coxs River, a place his family has ridden since the 1820s. All that changed nearly 20 years ago when the river was declared a wilderness area, the business closed and Luke's father died. After a long history of difficult relations between the National Parks and the Carlons, National Parks Ranger Chris Banffy has a problem he thinks Luke might be able to solve. A wiley mob of brumbies inhabit the Burragorang Valley, a water catchment area sealed off for over 50 years. Classed as feral pests, Chris needs to remove the horses from Sydney's water supply without any of the outcry that has marred some previous control operations using shooters in helicopters. The only access to the trap-yards is either by helicopter or horseback. If Luke takes the job, he will have to find the horses, get them in the trap, and he'll have to break them in enough to lead them a bone crunching 5 km up to another set of yards with truck access. The film was recently awarded a prestigious Heritage award, the first ever awarded to a documentary. Watch the trailer here | Visit the official site
Director: Russell Kilbey.
The Welsh mining community of Dulais face dark days as they struggle to make ends meet during the 1984 mineworkers strike. Recognising the sting of marginalisation and driven by a sense of solidarity, a group of gay and lesbian activists in London decide to raise funds for the striking miners and their families. The group call themselves "LGSM" - Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners - and approaches the Mineworkers Union to pledge their support. But there is a problem - the Union seems unwilling to accept their help. Undeterred, the LGSM members travel to a small village in Dulais to make their donation in person. Initially, they are met with scepticism. But championed by an open-minded few, including local leader Dai and the formidable village matriarch Hefina, the two communities soon overcome prejudice to forge an extraordinary bond. Watch the trailer here
Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton, Dominic West. Director: Matthew Warchus.
Met Opera: Met Music Director James Levine conducts a spirited new production of Mozart's masterpiece, directed by Richard Eyre, who sets the action of this classic domestic comedy not in a 19th-century manor house in Seville, but during the gilded age of the late 1920s. Dashing bass-baritone Ildar Abdrazakov leads the cast in the title role of the clever servant, opposite Marlis Petersen as his bride, Susanna Peter Mattei as the philandering Count they work for, Marina Poplavskaya as the long-suffering Countess, and Isabel Leonard as the libidinous pageboy Cherubino.
Marina Poplavskaya, Marlis Petersen, Isabel Leonard, Peter Mattei, Ildar Abdrazakov. Conductor: James Levine. Production: Richard Eyre.